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Dr. Noris Price Named as 2021 Georgia Superintendent of the Year Finalist


The Baldwin County School District is pleased to announce that Superintendent Dr. Noris Price has been named as a finalist for the 2021 Georgia Superintendent of the Year by the Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA). This is the second year in a row Dr. Price has been recognized by GSSA as a finalist for Superintendent of the Year.


The Board of Education staff pleasantly surprised her with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and thunderous applause as a way of congratulating her for being named as a finalist for this prestigious award.

Words cannot truly express how humbled I am to receive this incredible honor and recognition,” said Dr. Noris Price, “We are making progress as a school district and working hard to provide all of our students with a high-quality education that will prepare them for a bright future. I am thankful to have an exemplary school board, dedicated employees, great students, and supportive parents and community members.”


According to GSSA, ​each finalist has been singled out for their leadership abilities and their excellent skill set in working with their boards, staff, parents, and local communities. Having outstanding communication skills seems to be a theme amongst this distinguished group of experienced educational leaders. They all face challenges and do so with high integrity and dynamic and supportive leadership styles. They have risen to the top of their profession for a very good reason. They all strive to create a kinetic and innovative educational environment for students to be successful.


The announcement of Dr. Price being a finalist for Georgia Superintendent of the Year comes on the heels of another big success for the school district. Under her leadership, the Baldwin County School District was named the 2020 Georgia Charter System of the Year by the Charter System Foundation. 


Each year, the Georgia School Superintendents Association calls for and accepts nominations from local school boards, Regional Education Service Agencies (RESA), business organizations and communities, and education colleagues from all over the state of Georgia. The announcement for 2021 Georgia Superintendent of the Year will be made at the Georgia School Boards Association/GSSA Virtual Winter Conference in December. The Georgia Superintendent of the Year will compete for the National Superintendent of the Year, which will be announced in February 2021 at the AASA National Conference. Other finalists include: Dr. Steve Smith of Bleckley County Schools, Dr. Jeff Bearden of Forsyth County Schools, and Dr. Michael Duncan of Pike County Schools.

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